Friday, September 28, 2007

Saturday Sky

This was taken yesterday.

The St. Lawrence is really low right now due to the lack of rain, and I had gone to the end of the docks out back of the apartment to take some pictures of a small rocky island that had emerged, which the ducks and geese quite like. Then I looked up.

The sky was magnificent and I couldn't pass up the chance at such a beautiful picture.

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Saturday Sky, taken Friday, September 28, 2007 at 6:33pm from the docks out back of the Platypus Nest.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Well, I bit the bullet at photographed the Pineapple doily I'm working on.
It doesn't actually look as bad as I was expecting.

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Not great, but not horrible either.

I started this thing last summer, I wanted to submit it to the fair, but I didn't finish in time, I ended up dragging it around with me for a while, but eventually lost interest, I picked it up again to see if I could finish it.
I hadn't realized how skuzzy it had gotten, the picture doesn't show it as much, but it's got this giant blob of dirt in the middle medallion, I'm hoping a good washing before I block it will get it out.

I can't wait to finish it; it's going to be beautiful!
This is the biggest doily I've worked on so far, more than a foot long.
Hopefully I can enter it into next summer's fair.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

catch up

Well it has definitely been a tiring summer around here, thankfully there is only about two weeks of work left.

Progress on feather and fan is going well; I'm a little over half way finished. Although it has slowed down a bit as it has gotten too big to travel with, so it has become my stay at home project. Even that hasn't kept it safe though, somehow it has acquired a small red stain - I'm assuming raspberries - but I'm not sure how it got it, as the knitting is kept far away from the food. It's a good thing I plan on dying it once I'm finished.

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That and I was distracted for a few days be Ravely. :-/
I love being able to surf through patters and see other peoples projects with just a few clicks. It makes finding good projects so easy.

Including this:

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His Name is Alexander the Great Lion Washcloth.
Or Knitty's Grrr.
Bill saw the pattern while I was surfing around Ravely and thought it was cute, so I decided to make one for him. (He doesn’t want to use it, just keep it as a friend... my husband is a little weird sometimes)

It was actually quite fun, the loop stitches were a PITA at first, but once I got in to the grove of it, it was a fast and fun little knit.

I've also picked up the crochet pineapple doily I had started in the middle of last summer, but never finished, I had been hoping to submit it into he fair for judging, but didn't finish in time. It has become my new traveling project and I only have a few more rounds to go, I think it will definitely be submitted next summer.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday Sky

beautiful sky this morning, but I was running late for work, so Bill took the picture for me.
he rocks.
notice the small flock of birds?

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Saturday Sky, taken Saturday, September 22, 2007 ~7:35am out front of the Platypus Nest.

Friday, September 21, 2007


When I was at the NY Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck NY last year I was astounded to see a large gathering of people all chatting and crying some kind of bingo cards. I immediately recognized some of the people as favorite bloggers of mine, but was too timid at the time to do anything but stare from afar.

well this year I have my very own knit blog, and I'm going to put it to my full advantage.

catch me if you can!

I'm a square!!

more info will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date.

wee! I'm so excited!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

just a quick note

Ravely is evil

i just got my invite and spent quite some time looking at patterns and uploading projects.

(i'm AlienSunset if anyone cares, but most of my content is still going to be here, but i do enjoy being able to easily find other people working on the same project and me, or on projects i would like to make, Google blog search is not always as helpful as i would like.)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday Sky

have a bunch of knitting content coming but need time to formulate a post.
for now, Saturday sky.

the Russian Girl I work with said today's sky looked like it wanted to snow.

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Saturday Sky, taken, Saturday, September 15, 2007, 3:25pm, out back of the platypus nest.

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